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by Carv'n Marv'n
Mon, 09 Dec 2013, 14:39
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 66V 16AH LIPO kit - ebay sale
Replies: 1
Views: 325

66V 16AH LIPO kit - ebay sale

ebay link : http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/new-ebike-LIPO-66V-16AH-battery-pack-with-HVC-and-LVC-/271339397229?pt=AU_Electronics_Batteries_Chargers&hash=item3f2d16a06d#ht_271wt_1061 sale is for 6 packs - 8000mAH Zippy LIPO packs that are new and have never been used. All cells are good with no damage - ...
by Carv'n Marv'n
Tue, 26 Mar 2013, 14:51
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: janyue scooter
Replies: 2
Views: 729

janyue scooter

Could be that the DC-DC converter has died.

Not expensive to replace.....once you have located it and tested it.
by Carv'n Marv'n
Tue, 26 Mar 2013, 13:49
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Le' Electric Bike Design Competition
Replies: 2
Views: 1122

Le' Electric Bike Design Competition

Thanks Woody.

Bike is on it's way to Paris tomorrow, by plane, minus the batteries... I'm leaving on the 10th April.

by Carv'n Marv'n
Tue, 19 Mar 2013, 13:31
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Le' Electric Bike Design Competition
Replies: 2
Views: 1122

Le' Electric Bike Design Competition

I've entered my e-trike into a French design competition... time for public voting - which is done by going here (please) > http://pinterest.com/ebiketec/ebiketec-design-contest-public-voting/ ...and Liking the entry. They haven't made voting the easiest thing it seems, unfortunately. 4 people in my...
by Carv'n Marv'n
Mon, 12 Nov 2012, 20:11
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: New member from Tasmania
Replies: 3
Views: 981

New member from Tasmania

Nice one Mech. Would love to give it a ride when your done... may be able to help a little as you progress. Check out the Endless Sphere forums - a lot more information and members to offer advice and get you going on the right track. Things get pretty slow around here (...cue crickets chirping). Si...
by Carv'n Marv'n
Tue, 30 Oct 2012, 16:47
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: TheMechwarrior's - Road Motorcycle EV Project
Replies: 48
Views: 4871

TheMechwarrior's - Road Motorcycle EV Project

Are you in Hobart Mechwarrior??

by Carv'n Marv'n
Tue, 30 Oct 2012, 15:44
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: my Tilting Trike is road registered!
Replies: 8
Views: 1863

my Tilting Trike is road registered!

Off the road temporarily, but still making progress. I entered the Australian Innovation Challenge - Backyard category. Photo in the Australian Newspaper is of my entry. Winners to be announced, from small group of finalists, on Dec 11, with the winner taking home $10,000. More photos yesterday for ...
by Carv'n Marv'n
Tue, 11 Sep 2012, 20:35
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: EVs too fast!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1752

EVs too fast!!

I'll be proud of my first speeding ticket... I'm trying.
by Carv'n Marv'n
Thu, 23 Aug 2012, 15:04
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: my Tilting Trike is road registered!
Replies: 8
Views: 1863

my Tilting Trike is road registered!

have updated my facebook page with some images and such which are worth checking out... http://www.facebook.com/m3e.delivery.etrike Have been riding to and from work most days. A real buzz to say the least. Mornings have been frosty cold, but the ride home is much more comfortable. It's amazing the ...
by Carv'n Marv'n
Tue, 14 Aug 2012, 15:57
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: my Tilting Trike is road registered!
Replies: 8
Views: 1863

my Tilting Trike is road registered!

Now have all engineering and stat. approvals for my trike.... it's got a number plate! This is a major milestone for me. The Australian Design Rules are not a walk in the park, and there is no category for Tilting Vehicles... and they defenitely have some work to do on the Electric Vehicle side of t...
by Carv'n Marv'n
Wed, 06 Jun 2012, 20:25
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: A MUST WATCH VIDEO - Tilting Trike Action
Replies: 11
Views: 2135

A MUST WATCH VIDEO - Tilting Trike Action

Thanks Thalas. ...I think I got caught up in making it work, and the styling was very much dictated by that - in the end I had to launch into building this because I receieved a small 'arts' grant and there was a deadline to start and end the project. I wish it was pretty. The next one will be styli...
by Carv'n Marv'n
Thu, 17 May 2012, 15:19
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: A MUST WATCH VIDEO - Tilting Trike Action
Replies: 11
Views: 2135

A MUST WATCH VIDEO - Tilting Trike Action

Hey forum nuts... I must state - to start with, that this is a 'proof of concept' - one off build. My aim is to be able to have a vehicle manufactured (a tough task indeed)... but it would not look like the proof of concept. Proffesional motorcycle design engineers and stylists will take the concept...
by Carv'n Marv'n
Mon, 14 May 2012, 17:28
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: A MUST WATCH VIDEO - Tilting Trike Action
Replies: 11
Views: 2135

A MUST WATCH VIDEO - Tilting Trike Action

Hi all..

finally got around to putting together a short film of my Tilting Trike in action... hope you enjoy the next 2:30.

https://vimeo.com/41967146

Simon
by Carv'n Marv'n
Thu, 19 Apr 2012, 21:53
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Zero Motorcycles - super fun high performance EV
Replies: 2
Views: 821

Zero Motorcycles - super fun high performance EV

Got to ride the Zero and the Brammo on the same day whilst in the USA last year. Both were good, but if I was buying one on the day I would have bought the Brammo - was more comfortable and had better get up and go...

saying that, the Zero bike are still a hellova lotta fun.
by Carv'n Marv'n
Thu, 19 Apr 2012, 21:39
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Motorcycle traction wiring
Replies: 6
Views: 1219

Motorcycle traction wiring

...if your going to road register - traction wiring needs to be orange, so you'll need to wrap it in orange electrical tape (can be hard to get), or get some flexible orange split conduit (from Panduit)... with the only supplier in Australia being Anixter in Melbourne - but will be shipped from USA ...
by Carv'n Marv'n
Wed, 07 Mar 2012, 16:05
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: Electric Trikes for Road Use
Replies: 13
Views: 4668

Electric Trikes for Road Use

Hey RJWS... you may have troubles road registering those vehicles... Check out the ADR rules here - http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/roads/motor/standards/index.aspx The category yours fits in would be LEM1. http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/roads/vehicle_regulation/bulletin/pdf/NCOP15A_LEM_Trike_Che...
by Carv'n Marv'n
Fri, 18 Feb 2011, 15:42
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: wanted - Used Thundersky 40AH
Replies: 4
Views: 431

wanted - Used Thundersky 40AH

yeah... but I have limited equipment for controlled individual/small pack cell charge/discharge. ...I will probably end up using new cells - just wanted to avoid my current issues of unbalanced pack and charging difficulties due to a new cell in the mix. I also have a dodgy cell which reaches high v...
by Carv'n Marv'n
Fri, 18 Feb 2011, 13:36
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: wanted - Used Thundersky 40AH
Replies: 4
Views: 431

wanted - Used Thundersky 40AH

...mixing old and new cells is a problem for the fact that the cells take a few cycles to be 'broken-in'.... The problem I have found is with the charging - the new cells reach a higher voltage more quickly than the rest - and the BMS will stop the charge, leaving the rest of the pack underdone.
by Carv'n Marv'n
Thu, 10 Feb 2011, 19:18
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: wanted - Used Thundersky 40AH
Replies: 4
Views: 431

wanted - Used Thundersky 40AH

If anyone has some used (100 - 200cycle) 40AH thunderskys I would be interested in buying up to 6 cells... 1 to replace a dodgy cell in my pack, 4 to bring the voltage up to 60V, and 1 as a spare.

Cheers..
Simon.
by Carv'n Marv'n
Mon, 24 Jan 2011, 18:18
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: EV related T-shirts and stickers
Replies: 1
Views: 291

EV related T-shirts and stickers

... a new range of EV associated t-shirts, hoodies, stickers etc. available here - http://www.redbubble.com/people/carvnmarvn/shop/t-shirts New designs added regularly. Any requests for designs welcome. http://forums.aeva.asn.au/uploads/910/Life_is_Good.JPG http://forums.aeva.asn.au/uploads/910/full...
by Carv'n Marv'n
Tue, 18 Jan 2011, 20:32
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Obsolete Thread
Replies: 576
Views: 89140

EV2Go's - Lithium Powered Trike

...there is an enormous amount of unsprung weight - motor/diff/wheels etc... Would the shock absorbers really be that effective??

what about simplifying.... a simple hardtail frame, with good seat suspension??.... and move half of the battery pack forward if possible.
by Carv'n Marv'n
Mon, 17 Jan 2011, 19:36
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Obsolete Thread
Replies: 576
Views: 89140

EV2Go's - Lithium Powered Trike

...g'day again.. You have obviously spent a fair bit of moolah on this already, and it would be a shame to see this project fall over because of a mis-direction in the design.. If your planning on making this street legal, you should contact the transport department and get the appropriate documenta...
by Carv'n Marv'n
Thu, 13 Jan 2011, 19:09
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Obsolete Thread
Replies: 576
Views: 89140

EV2Go's - Lithium Powered Trike

...just checking my rolling tables for RHS (for your u-shaped member)... 25x25x3 - min inside radius 340mm (this is probably too small for application) 30x30x2.5 - min inside radius 450mm. probably best to do it out of CHS - 32mm bore tube will enable bends of 90mm or 140mm C/L radius. http://uneek....
by Carv'n Marv'n
Wed, 05 Jan 2011, 19:33
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Obsolete Thread
Replies: 576
Views: 89140

EV2Go's - Lithium Powered Trike

... at a minimum then, make a full size PVC tube and timber frame as your 'mock-up' prior to fabricating any of the frame. You'll be able to correct any mistakes and make changes easily and cheaply. You will also end up with templates and cut-lengths for all components of your frame. Again, this sou...
by Carv'n Marv'n
Tue, 04 Jan 2011, 15:44
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Obsolete Thread
Replies: 576
Views: 89140

EV2Go's - Lithium Powered Trike

...havn't read this thread for a while.... Have used Hydraulic Flex lines on my tilt'n trike - having heaps of movement is no problem....the rear brakes lines (where all the movement is) are split from the front of the frame, and run left and right. ...can I suggest, though boring as it sounds.... t...